Our Veteran

An incredible writing of a bona fide WWII combat vet still amongst us today…

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In December I shared a short story about a veteran.  I’ll refer to him as “Our Veteran“.    I think we should feel possessive about men and women who put their lives on the line, literally, to defend us.  Once he or she has served an entire country, I think the country should be dedicated to their well being.

So many of you  have sent me messages and emails asking me how he’s doing.

He has had a rough winter.

Today when he saw me he hugged me, started to let go and hugged me again.  The last time I was there he was too sick and concerned for my well being to hug me.  Ever the gentleman.

He told me that the last time I was there, he didn’t think he was going to make it.

Today he was full of smiles.  And still incredulous that people…

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6 thoughts on “Our Veteran”

    1. “That’s the least I can do” is so mundane to say…but it’s true. You too, Chatter Master. And I now remembered (due to my old age as you know) that I was going to look for more photos… Perhaps by your next visit. May he stay in good health but I bet he is missing his lovely wife so deeply as did Old Man Jack.

      1. Thank you for the pictures!! There doesn’t seem to be anything we can do to compare what these men and women did for us. But you sure do make me want to do more.

  1. Koji, You found the most awesome tribute to a soldier I have ever seen and I commented on that site to tell them so. I don’t know where you found it, but great job!!

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